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Harnessing AI for Deeper Connections: Insights from Nathan Chappell's 501 c Success Series Presentation Nonprofit Connect, Byrne Pelofsky and Bank of America were delighted to welcome Nathan Chappell to Kansas City on April 30 as part of the Nonprofit Connect 501c Success Series, sponsored by Byrne Pelofsky and Bank of America. The annual series brings national thought leaders to Kansas…
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4 Signs It’s Time to Switch to a New Nonprofit CRM

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As your nonprofit grows, your technology must grow along with it. Just like you might bring on new staff members to handle your increased tasks, you must also consider whether it’s time to invest in new technology solutions that will streamline your operations.  One of your most essential technology tools is your nonprofit CRM, also known as a donor management…
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Nonprofit Performance Reviews: 4 Best Practices

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Performance reviews in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors serve as a tool in which managers and their employees, and other key stakeholders can evaluate work performance. They help identify strengths and weaknesses, offer constructive feedback for skill development, and assist with individual goal setting in relation to department and organizational goals.    Nonprofit performance reviews are generally and more specifically focused…
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Fundraising Software: 7 Essential Features to Prioritize

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By Guest Author: John Killoran, Clover Leaf Solutions* Your fundraising software is central to everything that your organization does and aims to accomplish. It’s how you keep your data organized, plan your fundraising efforts, and how you pull off successful campaigns. That’s why it’s crucial to make a worthwhile investment in a solution that meets your unique needs and helps…
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Take Fundraising in Your Membership Organization to the Next Level

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“We do not engage in fundraising. We’re a membership-based organization.” This is the response we have received when engaging with associations and other nonprofits that operate on a membership model. While we understand developing a giving program sounds like a lot of work, you do not need a sophisticated development department to make giving a part of your organizational culture.…
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Grant Writing 101: Professor Morning Glory Explains it All

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By Karen West, Senior Grant Writer  While there are many requirements that must be addressed for each proposal, there are also some general issues that are common to all types of grants. The Professor’s top three tips can guide you to success. Tip Number One: Be a good storyteller Funders want to see proposals that are innovative, creative and demonstrates…
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Happy Birthday to Byrne Pelofsky!

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By Lisa Pelofsky Co-Founder + CEO Around this time last year, Jeffrey Byrne and I merged our two firms. It was a paced, methodical process that brought us to this point, but after a year of laying the groundwork, we merged to form Byrne Pelofsky + Associates in January 2019. One year later, here is what I have learned and…
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UNI Seeks Director of Development

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Byrne Pelofsky + Associates client partner Urban Neighborhood Initiative, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to join its staff as Director of Development. Byrne Pelofsky is assisting with the search.  Please note the application instructions below. Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI), one of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5 Ideas, is a nonprofit organization established to…
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Create Charitable Giving Magic – Without a Wand

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Beth Silverstein Senior Consultant When donor passion intersects with institutional aspiration, magic happens.  But the real magic is what it takes to get to the pinnacle of relationship where donor and cause are seamlessly, intensely aligned. It is a well-known trend that donors are beginning to focus their giving, narrowing the number of organizations they support.  They are also looking…
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Little Things Make the Difference

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John Marshall Senior Vice President My wife and I were recently quite nicely entertained by the movie Knight and Day starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. It’s not for everyone, but we like action movies and there was plenty of it in this fast-paced film. During a lull in the movie Diaz asks Cruise what makes him so successful as…
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